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Fire or forgive? Debate about Brennaman slur continues as more broadcasters use derogatory language

PHOENIX - In August of 2020, former Diamondbacks broadcaster Thom Brennaman was suspended by the Cincinnati Reds for using a homophobic slur. He is far from the only announcer to face consequences for similar transgressions.


How the Super Bowl at SoFi could affect Southern California’s economy

LOS ANGELES – The NFL’s 2022 Super Bowl will be held Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Southern California can expect an economic impact, but how much is the question.


‘Be bold. Be courageous’: Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

LOS ANGELES – Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in 2011, opened the Gun Violence Memorial at Expedition Park on Tuesday to memorialize the 3,400 Californians who died in gun violence in 2020.


Cloudy but a chance: Suns’ opener shaded by contract controversy

PHOENIX - Hot off a surprise run to the NBA Finals, and with Chris Paul back and Mikal Bridges signing an extension, the Phoenix Suns are presumably in good spirits heading into the new season. But the lack of Deandre Ayton’s contract extension has cast some doubts.


ASU League of Legends enters a new era with the same winning attitude

LOS ANGELES – ASU’s League of Legends team lost three out of five starters last year and its head coach. But the team is heading into the season with the same ideology of prioritizing close relationships.


Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez, NHL’s first Latino CEO, draws on life experiences to make history

PHOENIX - In 2020, the Arizona Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez became the first Latino president and CEO in NHL history. However, hockey long ago made an impact on him when he saw what its untapped potential could mean to a community.


Sunblock for streets: Cool pavement curbs heat in Phoenix, but more testing is needed

PHOENIX – The results of Phoenix’s cool pavement study give reason for optimism, but researchers and project administrators say more testing is needed.


LA wheelchair basketball program helps kids with physical disabilities stay active

LA84 and Las Floristas fund the Rancho Los Amigos wheelchair basketball program. This provides kids and adults a chance to stay active and compete in sports.


ESPN to televise volleyball tournament featuring defending state champion Hamilton

CHANDLER – The Hamilton High School volleyball team features a trio of Division I-bound players on a quest to win another state title. ESPN is in town to cover its participation in a four-team tournament.


Latino cartoonist’s ‘TOONDEMIC’ fights COVID misinformation

TEMPE – Political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the latest contributor to the COVID Latino project, which aims to disseminate information – and counter COVID-19 misinformation – through art.


No Maluma, no Disney princesses: Mercury return to home court after much-debated scheduling issues

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury played its first two playoff games at arenas belonging to college teams. A look at why as the team prepares to play the Las Vegas Aces at Footprint Center with a chance to punch a ticket to the WNBA Finals.


‘Unacceptable’: Diamondbacks don’t finish as MLB’s worst team, but they were close

PHOENIX – Heading into the 2021 season, the expectations for the Arizona Diamondbacks were low in a competitive National League West. And after 162 games, the record shows they lived up to those expectations.